This 400-foot waterfall of Matthews Creek is one of the most scenic and photographed waterfalls in the state. It was named for the ravens that breed in the high cliffs forming the falls. Over 150 species of ravens have been identified in this region. There are two areas to view the falls. One is from the official viewing deck about a quarter of a mile across from the falls. The other is from a rock outcrop near the start of the Dismal Trail, which offers a profile of the upper falls.
DISTANCE: 2.2 miles to first view, additiional 0.5 to second view
GPS Waypoints: Lat: 35.1056 Lon: -82.661
1. NORTH on US 276 past Caesars Head State Park
2. Turn RIGHT into the parking area for Raven Cliff Falls
3. Cross US 276 to the trail head and register at the kiosk.
4. Follow the Raven Cliff Falls Trail (red blazes) 1.4 miles to an T intersection at a kiosk.
5. At the T intersectiion, turn LEFT at the sign for Raven Cliff Falls.
6. Continue on 0.8 miles to the observation platform.
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